16 January 2013

A Place Where It Is Better to be Born

In a world of steel-eyed death, and men who are fighting to be warm
“Come in,” she said, “I’ll give you shelter from the storm” __Bob Dylan, Shelter from the Storm
If you came into the world today and could pick your nationality, there are at least 15 better choices than to be born American, according to a study by the Economist Intelligence Unit. The firm looked at 80 countries, scoring them across 11 variables to determine “which country will provide the best opportunities for a healthy, safe and prosperous life in the years ahead.”

...the Nordic countries come out on top, alongside Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. The top 15 also include Austria and Switzerland, which seem to meet similar criteria. The three best places to be born are, in order: Switzerland, Australia and Norway.

Here’s a surprise: the top-ranked countries also include Asia’s two super-rich city-states, Hong Kong and Singapore... _WaPo

Yes indeed. But almost all of these highest ranked countries have relatively small and homogeneous populations, compared to the US. Statistically, where is a person more likely to be born? In a tiny rich country with a low fertility rate, or in a highly populated African or Asian cesspool with a sky-high fertility rate?

In spite of Asia’s miraculous growth and of Europe’s economic decline, factors such as political rights and health standards keep the Western world overwhelmingly desirable. Other than a small number of exceptions, most of which are mentioned above, the top third of the rankings is dominated by Europe and other Western states. _WaPo
Nations of Europe and the Anglosphere score well in the rankings -- for now. But with dysfunctional immigration policies that welcome the unassimilable, untrainable, fertile, and impoverished third world peoples -- and with economic policies that punish the native born who are productive and ambitious -- these "fortunate countries" are setting the stage for a less fortunate future.

There are some demographic factors which the Economist Intelligence Unit was not brave enough to face. For example, can you imagine the quality of life in a Switzerland, Singapore, or Hong Kong, which was populated mostly by black Kenyans or South Africans?

The average population IQ correlates very well with a nation's GDP. I wonder why the Economist Intelligence Unit neglected that crucial demographic factor?

The next time you are born, consider New Zealand, if only on the basis of natural beauty. The hobbits certainly like it there.


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Blogger Lime Lite said...

Yes, Australia has also fallen for the joys of multicultural diversity and is doing everything it can to import low-skilled, low-intelligence Muslims and any other third-world immigrants with a sob story, at the quickest rates possible. And anyone opposed to that is a racist. Anyone able to climb onto a boat illegally is welcomed in Australia by our traitorous government so that these new citizens too can live off the fruits of the tax payer's labor...for free. Just like the rest of our Western countries who have fallen for this hoax. Exceptionalism is "bad" and oh so colonial, and dropping everyone's standard of living to the lowest common denominator is "good" and to be celebrated. Meanwhile, back at the ranch of reality, facts don't lie, and soon the Western world will feel the effects of what liberals and Socialists have rammed down our throats - all so that they can feel good about themselves and where they can say that they've won.

Wednesday, 16 January, 2013  
Blogger Tim said...

New Zealand is a nice place to visit on a sunny day. Unfortunately they don't have many. They also have a perpetually miserable economy, in addition to the leftist multi-cult rot mentioned above. Third worlders are mainly migrating through NZ to Australia.

Thursday, 17 January, 2013  
Blogger neil craig said...

Homogenity isn't that clear. Canada is pretty much like the US (more indians and asians and fewer blacks and hispanics). Singapore should be a shithole of Chinese against Moslems, Hindus, Sikhs and Anglos. Most impressive of all is Switzerland which is a conglomeration of Germans, French and Italins who have become a nation only because they have united against the world for 700 years.

Thursday, 17 January, 2013  
Blogger kurt9 said...

I'm hearing as of late that Singapore's young people are developing an entitlement mentality. This does not bode well for Singapore's future.

Thursday, 17 January, 2013  
Blogger Hell_Is_Like_Newark said...

Trying to figure out how Thailand came out worse than Cambodia and Laos (Burma too?)

Friday, 18 January, 2013  

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